Do you know emerging young photographers? Artists with a new take on the medium? We’re looking forward to review their work in our search for promising new artists to the scene. Let them know the Foam Talent Call, one of the world’s most prestigious open calls, opens in less than two weeks! More info on foamtalent.com

Untitled, 2015, from the series Land Of Black Milk © Stefanie Moshammer,...
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“I’m inspired by life, everything and everyone that touches it. I’m eager to learn but am slow with it, photography gives me that space to question things at my own pace.” Harley Weir, now on show at Foam and available at Foam Editions. More info & tickets: foam.org/harleyweir

Pop Magazine FW, 2014 © Harley Weir
Baron Magazine, 2013 © Harley Weir
Double Magazine, SS, 2016 © Harley Weir
There is a new #Spotlight read about old and new, real and remade, the literary and the imaginary in Sofia Borges’ world. Make sure to pay a visit to the magnificent installation at Foam 3h, before it closes after Sunday 22 January.

Sofia Borges: Full of mystery and paradox

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In honour of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we share Gordon Parks’ photo of King taken on the day of the historic Civil Rights March on Washington D.C.
This photograph and many more will be exhibited at Foam this summer during the first Gordon Parks retrospective in the Netherlands: foam.org/gordonparks

Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington D.C., 1963 © Gordon Parks / Courtesy The Gordon Parks...
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“De diversiteit en opvallende mensen maken van de wijk een speciale plek.” Jaap de Boer, 74 jaar, over zijn buurt. Deze donderdag, 19 januari 16.00 uur, wordt het magazine Amsterdam Vertelt Zuidoost gelanceerd in OBA Amsterdam Reigersbos! Ben jij erbij?
Voor meer informatie kijk je op: Foam.org/AmsterdamVertelt-Reigersbos
“The idea of observing the effects of electrical discharges on photographic dry plates reflects my desire to re-create the major discoveries of these scientific pioneers (Faraday/ Talbot) in the darkroom and verify them with my own eyes.” foam.org/sugimoto
Lightning Fields 327, 2014 © Hiroshi Sugimoto
Dana Lixenberg's series Imperial Courts, featured in the latest issue of Foam Magazine, begins with a rejection of tremendous importance. The work addresses the fissured nature of race's intersection with equality and American identity. Order your copy of Foam Magazine #46: Who We Are here: bit.ly/FM_46
"How could I damage the meaning of something?..." - Sofia Borges. Themes that touch upon key questions about representation, mimicry and imitation are central to Borges’ coherent oeuvre. Foam.org/sofiaborges
Young nudes, mostly Chinese and each as beautiful and unashamed as the next, take centre stage in the work of Ren Hang (1987, CN). His exhibition Naked/Nude opens at Foam 3h this month. Join us for the exhibition opening on January 26th.

Foam 3h: Ren Hang – Naked/Nude | 27 January – 12 March 2017

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Sugimoto used an extremely long exposure time for his series Seascapes, sometimes even up to four hours. In doing so, this series becomes a meditation, both in its creation and in its visualization. Black Box is now on show at Foam.
Installation shot Hiroshi Sugimoto, 2016 © Christian van der Kooy

Hiroshi Sugimoto - Black Box | Exhibition at Foam

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Do you know emerging young photographers? Artists with a new take on the medium? We’re looking forward to review their work in our search for promising new artists to the scene. Let them know the Foam Talent Call, one of the world’s most prestigious open calls, opens in less than a month! More info on foamtalent.com

Untitled, 2014, from the series Personal Work © Jack Davison
Lees nu: “Sugimoto is op zoek naar antwoord op grote vragen” in Trouw. ★★★★★ voor Hiroshi Sugimoto - Black Box! Nu te zien in Foam.
Catherine of Aragon, 1999 © Hiroshi Sugimoto
“My parents would give me a disposable camera for school trips or special occasions, I soon became somewhat obsessed, photography gave me the excuse to carry out things I couldn't explain in any other realm” – Harley Weir. Her first solo exhibition is on show at Foam now. More info & tickets: foam.org/harleyweir
Visitor in the exhibition Harley Weir, 2016 © Daniel Lewensztain
Harley Weir - Boundaries | 2 December 2016 - 19 February 2017 foam.org/harleyweir
“The work in Foam Magazine is a mixture of the beginning of the project and also where the project went.” Juno Calypso talks about her work as part of Foam Talent 2016.
Know talented photographers who could follow in Calypso's footsteps? The 2017 Talent Call opens in less than a month. More information: foamtalent.com

Foam Talent 2016: Juno Calypso

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“One difference between the camera and the human eye is that the human eye has no shutter. So it is like a time exposure, it is continuous. When you’re born, the exposure opens. And when you die it closes. That's the one exposure. Life is one long exposure.” - Hiroshi Sugimoto
U.A. Playhouse, New York, 1978 © Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto - Black Box | Exhibition at Foam

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"For the first time, I did something that I've been wanting to do for a long time.." - Sofia Borges foam.org/sofiaborges
What is reality? In the series Portraits, Hiroshi Sugimoto plays with our perception. You might think: were these figures really photographed today? Yes and no. Sugimoto photographed wax mannequins of historical figures at Madame Tussauds London using only natural light from the time when the subject lived. foam.org/sugimoto
Catherine of Aragon, 1999 © Hiroshi Sugimoto
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"Whether it’s high fashion or everyday people, photographer Harley Weir invests her subjects with colour-rich mystery and beauty." - The Guardian about Harley Weir, now exhibiting in Foam.

Harley Weir's free associations – in pictures

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We wish you an energetic and powerful 2017!

Lightning Fields 258, 2014 © Hiroshi Sugimoto